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stable fly

stable fly

noun

Definition of STABLE FLY

:  a biting dipteran fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) that resembles the common housefly and is abundant about stables

First Known Use of STABLE FLY

1862

stable fly

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STABLE FLY

:  a biting dipteran fly of the genus Stomoxys (S. calcitrans) that is abundant about stables and often enters dwellings especially in autumn

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